Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program was created in 1991 within the Department of Public Safety. The Office of Traffic Safety develops, administers and manages the overall Program, as directed by the DPS Director.
The Program’s tasks are to ensure motorcycle training is available to all residents within the State at a reasonable cost and to monitor and ensure all training
providers in the State are conducting their training at high standards. The Program uses various media outlets to communicate the importance of safe riding to riders while encouraging other motorists to Share the Road with motorcyclists. The Program also works to create a comprehensive motorcycle program that addresses motorcycle issues regarding legislation, safe roadways, licensing and judicial and law enforcement training.
The Department of Public Safety has begun the process to adopt regulations for the “Program for Education of Motorcycle Riders” also known as the Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program. The authority for the Department of Public Safety’s Director to adopt regulations is found in NRS Chapter 486.372.1 (d).
The Director also has the authority to adopt standards and procedures for the licensing of instructors for the Program. This authority is found in NRS Chapter 486.375.3.